On Friday, June 29, 2018, the City of Boca Raton will continue its “Summer in the City” tribute concert series at Mizner Park Amphitheater with a live musical production of "The Rocket Man Show: A Tribute to Elton John." The event is free and open to the public with doors opening at 7:00 pm and the show starting at 8:00 pm. The concert will kick off with a live musical performance by soul & blues artist Bonefish Johnny, a local favorite, followed by an electrifying performance by renowned Elton John tribute artist, Rus Anderson, performing his own production “The Rocket Man Show.” Undeniably the most authentic Elton John tribute show in the world, “The Rocket Man Show” is regularly featured across the USA at well-known venues including House of Blues, Hard Rock Live, Caesar’s Palace, Legends In Concert, Universal Studios, & MORE!!! You do not want to miss this spectacular on-stage reproduction of the iconic music and persona of the young Elton John that will leave you speechless and promises not to disappoint!
Mizner Park Amphitheater is located at 590 Plaza Real in Downtown Boca Raton, FL. Food and beverages will be available for purchase inside the venue, as well as plenty of family-friendly fun and games. All event attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, or rideshare to the event or use the free, yet limited parking available at City Hall and the Boca Raton Library. Blankets and chairs for seating are welcome, however, chairs will also be available to rent for $5.00 at the event which will take place rain or shine.
The Mizner Park Downtown Drive Car Show will take place this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2018! This exciting free event will be held from 9 am to 3 pm at Mizner Park, located at 327 Plaza Real in downtown Boca Raton, FL. This special Father's Day event will showcase over 100 automobiles which will proudly line the streets of Mizner Park. Featuring a diverse selection of unique cars including antiques, classics, street rods, race cars, sports cars, and a variety of other one-of-a-kind vehicles from the early 1900’s to the present, the show is sure to excite and impress even the most discerning of car aficionados.
The Downtown Drive Car Show at Mizner Park is a charity event, with all proceeds raised through car show entry fees and charitable donations going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is an incredible non-profit organization which grants the wishes of children with critical, life-threatening medical conditions in hopes of instilling a sense of joy, hope, and strength in the children and families whose lives they touch.
From young children who still have years to go before hopping into the driver's seat to life-long automobile enthusiasts, the Mizner Park Downtown Drive Car Show is sure to be a great time for all. Not only does the event benefit a noble and truly life-changing cause, but it is also the perfect, family-friendly way to spend this Father’s Day in downtown Boca Raton! We look forward to seeing you there!
On Friday, June 8, 2018, The City of Boca Raton will kick off its “Summer in the City” tribute concert series at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Downtown Boca Raton, with a free concert featuring The Long Run: A Tribute to the Eagles. Doors to the event will open at 7:00 pm, with the show beginning at 8:00 pm and running until 11:00 pm.
The Summer in the City Concert Series, sponsored by the City of Boca Raton & Downtown Boca Raton, promises an exciting line up of FREE tribute concerts which will run from June 8th through August 11th at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Some of the other amazing concerts in the series will include tributes to some of music's greatest icons, including The Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, and Prince, among others. In addition to the live musical performances by some of the most popular local tribute artists, each event will also feature a combination of food, drinks, fun, and games.
Each of the events planned for the Summer In The City series is absolutely free and open to the public with doors opening an hour before the show, rain or shine. Attendees are free to bring their own chairs and blankets for seating, however, chairs will also be available to rent for $5.00. All attendees are strongly encouraged to walk, bike, carpool, or use the free parking available at City Hall and the Downtown Library, as parking at Mizer Park is limited.
The Summer in the City Concert Series at Mizner Park Amphitheater is sure to be a fantastic time...
This Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018, the City of Boca Raton will be hosting a FREE Memorial Day Concert event at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Downtown Boca Raton. The concert will feature awesome live musical performances by the Helmsmen, a local Indie rock group, as well as country artists, the Shane Duncan Band. The event will also feature several food trucks, including the local favorite, Tucker Duke’s, serving up a variety of tasty eats & treats, so be sure to bring your appetite. There will also be a beer garden featuring a wide selection of craft beers from Boca Raton Brewery & Barrel of Monks.
The City will be teaming up with Forgotten Soldier’s Outreach, a local non-profit organization that supports America’s deployed military service members, to offer an area at the event where items can be donated and attendees can write a letter to a soldier. The donations and letters will be used to create “We Care” packages which will be sent to military service members currently deployed overseas. Donation items such as personal care/hygiene products and non-perishable, individually wrapped snack foods, are greatly appreciated. For a complete list of acceptable donation items please visit the City of Boca Raton's Memorial Day special event page.
The event is free and open to the public (no ticket required), with doors opening at 5:30 pm and the show beginning at 6:00 pm. Chairs will...
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the 4th Annual “Especially for Kids” Family Event will be held at the Sugar Sand Park Community Center for kids with special needs and abilities and their families. This event will take place from 5:30 pm to 8:30pm, when after closing to the public, the Community Center will reopen for registered guests to enjoy exclusive, VIP, “after hours” access. The event will feature many exciting & educational activities that are guaranteed to be fun for the entire family. Activities will include exhibits from The Children’s Science Explorium, science demonstrations, glitter tattoos, arts & crafts, as well as a photo booth, dance room, and resource fair.
Due to a high volume of requests from guests in years past, new this year, the event will feature an outdoor petting zoo, with accommodations for those with physical restrictions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore the beautifully expanded Science Garden, as well as experience carousel rides and the three-story science playground. In addition to the exciting activities available, each guest will receive food tickets for pizza and a snow cone.
Registration is limited so please pre-register online at your earliest convenience, no later than one day prior to the event for all family members who would like to attend. To best accommodate the needs of guests, sound modifications...
On Saturday, May 12, 2018, popular feel-good Rock n’ Roll artists Eddie Money, Blue Oyster Cult, & Foghat will hit the stage at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Downtown Boca Raton, FL. Eddie Money will be headlining the show, playing classic sing-along favorites like “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Blue Oyster Cult & Foghat will be performing well-known hits like “Don’t Fear the Reaper” and “Slow Ride,” with the local band The Livesays opening the show. Doors to the event will open at 5:00 pm, with the show beginning at 6:00 pm.
Presented by Gabriel Entertainment in association with Rescued Puppy Productions, this rockin' benefit concert will raise funds to support local dog shelters & help our local rescued four-legged friends in need. Gabriel Entertainment & Rescued Puppy Productions provide support to local no-kill shelters and canine rescue and wellness facilities throughout Palm Beach County, FL. They are committed to working with and supporting the local Dog Rescue Community, raising awareness of the importance of supporting local Spay & Neuter programs, and developing a network of supporters & volunteers in order to create a better life for our local homeless pets. A portion of the proceeds will go toward this incredible cause, and there will be a donation station located at the venue’s entrance accepting much-needed donations of canned and bagged...
The Boca Raton GreenMarket, Boca’s fun & friendly community farmer’s market which is held every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm at Royal Palm Place, is now nearing the end of its season. May 12th will be the last time the GreenMarket will be held before it closes for the summer, which means you only have 3 Saturdays left to attend!
Since it first began in 1996, the GreenMarket has evolved into a popular Saturday morning community meeting place where not only can one purchase a variety of local foods & products, but also chat with friends, listen to music, grab a bite to eat, and spend a few hours outdoors enjoying Boca’s unbeatable weather. The market offers an amazing selection of locally grown fruits & vegetables, herbs, skin care items, plants, unique arts & crafts, and more, and is truly a great time for the entire family.
If you have yet to experience the Boca GreenMarket, we encourage you to try to make it between now and May 12th, 2018, otherwise, you will have to wait until it reopens in the Fall. Come experience for yourself why the GreenMarket is now the preferred way to spend a Saturday morning for an ever-increasing number of Boca Raton residents! We hope to see you there!
On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Boca Raton will host Comic Cure's "Florida’s Funniest Female" competition at the Mizner Park Comedy Club. This annual comedic showdown, now in its third year, showcases female comedians from across the state of Florida as they go head to head for the coveted title of “Florida’s Funniest Female.” With fifteen of Florida’s top female comedians taking the stage this year, each hoping they have what it takes to be crowned the funniest of the bunch, you can bet that this year’s competition will deliver some of the best, knee-slapping stand-up comedy around.
The show will begin at 8:00 pm, but it is recommended that attendees arrive 45-60 minutes prior to the start of the event. You must be 18+ years of age to attend, with General Admission on a first come, first served seating basis. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling (786) 564-2291. Ticket prices are $20 for General Admission, $25 for Reserved Seating, and $30 for VIP Reserved Seating. Beer, wine, soft drinks, as well as light snacks & candy will be available for purchase, but attendees are encouraged to dine prior to the show at one of the many amazing dining options available in Mizner Park & Downtown Boca Raton.
The Mizner Park Comedy Club is located at 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Nearby street, lot, and garage parking will be available at the regularly displayed rates, however, parking around Mizner Park is typically at a premium and very limited. Ride share services, such as Uber, Lyft, or the Downtowner, are highly recommended for those who would prefer to avoid the hassle of finding parking...
On Wednesday, April 18th, Israelfest 2018 will be held at Mizner Park Amphitheater from 6-9pm. Presented by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, this event will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the State of Israel on Israel’s Independence Day which commemorates the signing of the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. Thousands of residents from the diverse local Jewish community will come together in solidarity at Mizner Park Amphitheater in observance of this momentous day in Israeli history, along with thousands of other celebrations taking place around the world.
Doors to Israelfest 2018 will open at 6 pm, with the event offering an array of Israel-themed children’s activities & a fair to showcase the various local Jewish resources that are availabe. Kosher foods and beverages will also be available for purchase, including chicken, falafel, hamburgers, hotdogs, ice-cream, and more. The onstage program will begin at 7:15 pm, with a Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) ceremony, followed by the Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) festivities beginning at sundown. The celebration will also include a live concert by The Shuk, an eclectic international band that performs world and Jewish roots music, with a unique ethnic, traditional, and progressive fusion sound.
This commemorative event will also feature greetings from the Consul General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico, Lior Haiat, along with other community leaders showing their support for Israel. Israelfest will be held under the large...
Presented by The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum
Friday, April 6, 2018 (7pm) & Saturday, April 7, 2018 (7-11pm)
Celebrating its 16th anniversary, The Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival returns on April 6-7, 2018, with yet another incredible weekend filled with exquisite wine and fabulous food paired and presented by some of Boca’s very own world-renowned chefs. Presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, this annual event brings wine & food enthusiasts together to celebrate and enhance the appreciation of fine wine & cuisine throughout the community. All proceeds from Boca Bacchanal enable the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum to continue to provide and develop innovative, diverse, and rapidly expanding educational and historic preservation programs for Boca Raton area residents and visitors.
This year’s festivities begin on Friday April 6, kicking the weekend off with the highly-anticipated vinter dinners which will be held at private estate-residences and historical locations throughout Boca Raton, including the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Each of these exquisite dining experiences will feature a vinter & chef pairing their cuisine and wine to create an intimate 5-course meal. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet their chef and vinter to learn more about the unique pairings of the evening.
The event continues on Saturday April 7 with Bacchanalia, which will take place at Mizner Park Amphitheater from 7:00-11:00 pm. This must-attend community event combines incredible cuisine from over 30 local restaurants with world-class vinters showcasing their finest wine selections for...
On Saturday, January 20th, 2018, VegFest Palm Beach will take place at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater from 10am-6pm. This free festival is open to the public and is known as “The Ultimate Series of Vegan Events.” VegFest is aimed at educating and inspiring the community to make healthier choices, increasing consumer awareness about food quality and ingredients, and supporting local, vegan small businesses.
The festival will include a multitude of wholesome activities and healthy food options including educational classes, local & national vegan food vendors, organic juices & smoothies, a veggie burger bar, guacamole-making station, and farmers market. The event isn’t just about vegan food though; in addition to the wide selection of tasty vegan and organic food options, the event will have a multitude of local vendors selling a variety of awesome products. From yoga apparel to essentials oils, artisan jewelry to natural skincare products, there is sure to be something of interest for all health-minded individuals. The event will also include a host of fun lawn games as well as some incredible live musical entertainment, making it the perfect way to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon connecting with the community.
VegFest is a non-profit organization, with all proceeds going toward supporting vegan community events, education & outreach, vegan organizations, ocean conservation, and animal sanctuaries. So bring your foodie friends and family and come enjoy a fun day that you can feel good about, filled with amazing vegan food, free education, live music, and other family-friendly activities.
On January 27th & 28th, 2018, the 9th Annual Boca Raton Fine Arts Show will be held in Sanborn Square Park on East Boca Raton Road and NE 1st Ave in Downtown Boca Raton. Presented by Hotworks.org, this highly-acclaimed event features the fine art and handmade crafts of more than 130 of the nation’s most creative & talented artists. In an effort to bring artists with both national and international recognition to Boca Raton, and to ensure quality and originality of all displayed art, all exhibits in the show have been carefully selected by art experts and professionals with over 120 years of combined experience in the fine arts.
This spectacular event has been voted in the Top 100 Art Fairs in the country 3 years in a row, with artistic works of various mediums on display and available for purchase. From fine paintings and exquisite handmade jewelry to photography and even found-object sculpture, this diverse art festival is sure to have something for everyone within all price ranges. Over $1,500 in Professional Artist Awards will be presented at this event, as well as a Youth Art Competition for children grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 with $250 in prizes. The Youth Art Competition is sponsored by the Institute for Arts & Education Inc. and is designed to encourage and inspire young artists to explore their talents and create original handmade art.
Not only will The Boca Raton Fine Art Show provide an abundance of visual and artistic inspiration, but there will also be an assortment of great food from local Boca Raton restaurants available for purchase as well...
This upcoming weekend, January 13th & 14th, 2018, the 31st Annual Boca Fest will be held at The Town Center Mall, one of South Florida’s top luxury shopping destinations and one of Boca Raton’s main attractions. This highly-anticipated outdoor community art festival will highlight the talents of nearly 200 exhibitors displaying a wide range of creative works in a variety of artistic mediums. From sculpture, painting, and glass, to ceramics, jewelry, and woodworking this phenomenal art festival will offer an abundance of opportunities to admire and purchase the artistic creations of some of the nation’s top artisans.
The Town Center Mall is located just off of I-95 and Glades Road in the heart of Boca Raton. The show will take place from 10 am- 5 pm both days and will be located in the parking lot of The Terrace, a recent expansion of the outdoor space near Bloomingdales and The Blue Martini. Admission to Boca Fest is free with plenty of parking available, including valet. With a diverse mix of fine art, this visually inspiring event brings together an affluent crowd of national & local artists and those with an exceptional eye & appreciation for all things artistic. Don’t miss out on this annual community event and be sure to include Boca Fest in your plans for this upcoming weekend!
Visit the Boca Fest event website for additional event information including the full list of exhibitors and festival hotel rates.
This New Year’s day, Yoga Journey will be hosting its 4th annual FREE outdoor yoga gathering and mega class at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater. This momentous event is an incredible way to bring the community together for a one of a kind New Year’s Day experience. The mega class will be led by one of Boca Raton’s renowned yoga instructors, Leslie Glickman, accompanied by international recording artists DJ Drez and Marti Nikko.
Check-in for Something Big 2018 begins at 10:00 am, with the mega class starting at 11:00 am. The event lasts until 2:30 pm and will also feature a marketplace with tons of great yoga products, gifts, and free giveaways, as well as gourmet food trucks serving up healthy options.
As always the event is totally FREE, however, advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Sign up for Something Big 2018 now to speed up check-in so that you can browse the marketplace and find the perfect spot for your mat before the class begins. All experience levels and All ages welcome!
What better way to start the New Year off on the right foot, than connecting with over 2000 like-minded fellow community members all joining together to practice great yoga to incredible live music. Something Big 2018 is sure to inspire you to keep your resolution to make 2018 your healthiest and happiest year yet!
On Saturday, December 16, 2017, the city of Boca Raton will hosts the 41st Annual Holiday Boat Parade. This highly-anticipated yearly event is the perfect way to experience the holiday season in South Florida! Last year over 20 boats participated in the parade, and this year’s parade is sure to be just as exciting!
This year’s theme is “Light Up Boca!!”, and will be taking place from 6:30-8:00 pm. The parade route runs along the Intracoastal Waterway, beginning at the Boca Raton-Delray Beach city limits traveling South to the Hillsboro Bridge. Entry in the boat parade is FREE, from man-powered vessels to jumbo yachts, vessels of all sizes are welcome. There will also be thousands of dollars in cash prizes and awards, offering boat enthusiasts all the more reason to participate in this spectacular event. Parade entries are scored by lights, holiday decor, theme, and overall appearance, and with this year's amazing prizes you can be sure to count on an impressive display.
If you would rather sit back and watch the show, come enjoy the parade from Red Reef Park (West), the Wild Flower Property, or Silver Palm Park viewing areas. The city of Boca Raton will be collecting donations for “Toys for Tots” at all three locations, and NEW THIS YEAR, each of the viewing areas will feature food and drink vendors and dessert trucks, so be sure to bring a new toy to donate as well as your appetite! Plan an evening with friends and family and get into the holiday spirit South Florida-style at Boca Raton’s 41st Annual Holiday Boat Parade!
For additional information regarding parade entry, bridge closures, viewing areas,...
There are many great restaurants in Mizner Park in Boca Raton but the newest coming to the area is Junior's Cheesecake. Junior's originally was opened in 1950 in Brooklyn New York, and over time they opened other locations in New York City and Connecticut. The restaurant will be going into the old Ruby Tuesday's and are expected to open Fall 2016. There will be 150 indoor tables and 120 outdoor tables and a full bar. Junior's will also have a full bakery and a take-out section. The menu will have over 200 items on it from deli sandwiches to fish, to steaks, salads and of course their world famous cheesecake. As a New Yorker, I am very excited about Junior's coming to South Florida. I look forward to their opening and can not wait to be able to enjoy a great dinner there and of course the cheesecake!
After dinner, you may want to check out Mizner Parks Amphitheater for some great concerts. Friday, October 28, 2016, Lindsey Stirling will be performing. Lindsey is known for being on Americas Got Talent and puts on a high energy show of hip-hop violin and her amazing dancing skills. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer will both be performing their chart-topping hits. Tickets are for sale ranging from $38.00 to $400.00.
If you are up to it, put on your walking shoes and help a great cause. Saturday, October 22, 2016, is the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. For information and to register you can go to http://www.MakingStridesWalk.org/bocadelrayboyntonfl.
If it’s Independence Day, you know there’s sure to be a festive party happening in Palm Beach County. If you’re looking for a place to party on Monday, you’re in luck! This year on July 4th, Boca Raton, and Delray Beach are making sure there is no shortage of fireworks!
Boca Raton Fireworks Events
2nd Annual Stars & Stripes Festival With Fireworks
Boca Raton Resort & Club is having a 2nd Annual Stars & Stripes Festival with Fireworks for Independence Day on Sunday, July 3rd. The 356-acre property is welcoming families back to their Waldorf Astoria Resort, for dinner, fun, and fireworks in celebration of the nation’s independence. The festivities kick off on the Grand Lawn with slip-and-slides, a dunk tank, and a variety of carnival games. There will be live performances by Gin Blossoms and the SheJ, followed by a spectacular firework displayed around the stage for the grand finale. When the fireworks finish, guests can move indoors to the Palm Court, where there will be a DJ spinning fun beats to close the evening. If you’re having dinner stop by around 5:30 p.m. for a fee of $85 for adults, $60 for teens, and $50 for children five years and older. If you are having dinner before the celebration, you can enjoy the carnival, open bar, and fireworks for $60 for adults, $40 for teens, and $30 for kids. The Boca Raton Resort & Club, located at 501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton. Click here for tickets if you are a member or a guest at The Boca Raton Resort.
Boca Raton Fabulous Fourth Celebration
On Monday, July 4, there will be plenty of free family activities at the Boca Raton Fabulous...
2014 Boca Raton Summer Camps
Summer camp is an exciting getaway opportunity for children and teens that is full of fun, adventure and activities that your child is sure to love. From traditional camps to extended camps to specialty camps, there is an option for everyone no matter what you are interested in. For additional information on any of the camps below click here.
Located at Boca Raton Community Center and James A. Rutherford Community Center in Patch Reef Park. Traditional Camps are 6-week sessions where campers participate in games, arts & crafts, outdoor activities, approximately 3 field trips per week, and other activities.
Located at J.C. Mitchell Elementary School. Traditional-Plus Camps are 6-week sessions where campers have a daily field trip scheduled. In addition, they also participate in arts & crafts and other activities.
Located at J.C. Mitchell Elementary School. Week-to-Week Camps are 6-week sessions that give the camper the option to select individual weeks they want to take part in. Campers can look forward to roller-skating, bowling, arts & crafts and other fun activities.
Located at Boca Raton Community Middle School and Spanish River Community High School. 'Tween Camps are 6-week sessions that feature a field trip every day along with indoor and outdoor sports activities.
Elementary Extended Camps
Located at Boca Raton Community Center and James A. Rutherford Community Center in Patch Reef Park. Elementary Extended Camps provide campers with 3 additional weeks of summer full of entertaining activities such as arts & crafts, field trips and games.
The Downtown Open Market in Boca Raton takes place once a month ending in May of 2014. This pet friendly, rain or shine event helps promote local business owners, indie artists, chefs, musicians, antique dealers and jewelers. There will be 40 or more vendors at this open market including handmade indie crafts, vintage jewelry, specialty pet items, art, baked goods, clothing and accessories and much more.
This wonderful event is held at the Monument Piazza at Royal Palm Place. Parking is free for the public. Boca Raton Downtown Open Market is a great way to become more acquainted with many of the exciting new businesses, artists, and musicians in the area in addition to helping these lovely boutiques and galleries grow within our community. Live music will be one of the many fun aspects to this open market as well as sampling specialty food, natural bath and body treats, and unbeatable flea market finds!
The remaining dates for this open market are Jan 19, Feb 16, March 23, April 27, and May 18. Be sure not to miss one of these future dates and truly get to experience wonderful people who create the heartbeat of Boca Raton.